Fresh Butter (Homemade)

Homemade Fresh Butter: Make your own delicious, creamy butter with just one ingredient—heavy cream. Perfect for slathering on toast or using in your favorite recipes. Try this easy recipe today!

Hi there, foodies! Are you ready to churn out some homemade goodness? This recipe will guide you through the simple steps to create your very own fresh butter.

With just heavy cream and a dash of salt, you can whip up a batch in no time.

Not only is homemade butter incredibly satisfying to make, but it also tastes heavenly! So, let’s get whisking and enjoy the pure, creamy flavor of butter made from scratch.

Ready Time

45 mins


7 servings


  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt


  • Whip the heavy cream in a stand mixer with a whisk attachment. Cover the mixer and bowl with a clean kitchen towel to prevent splattering. The cream will progress through various stages, from foamy to frothy, soft peaks, stiff peaks, and finally butter, which occurs when the butter separates from the buttermilk and begins to splatter. This process can take anywhere from 6 to 15 minutes.
  • Once the butter has separated from the buttermilk, pour the buttermilk into an airtight container and refrigerate it for later use (it can be kept for up to 3 days.
  • Form the butter into a ball and rinse it thoroughly under cold running water in a colander over the sink to remove any remaining buttermilk.
  • If the butter is too soft, place it in a bowl of ice water for 20 minutes to firm it up.
  • Once the water runs clear from the butter when squeezed, knead it firmly to remove all moisture.
  • To preserve the butter’s freshness, add 1/4 teaspoon of kosher or sea salt and work it into the butter.
  • Wrap the butter in wax or cheese paper or pack it into ramekins for storage.

Nutrional Value

  • Calories: 200
  • Fat: 18g (11g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Sodium: 100mg (if salt is added)
Fresh Butter
Homemade Fresh Butter

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